What is DAAD?

Oct. 17, 2019, noon

DAAD, which was founded in 1925, is one of the world’s largest funding organisations. It supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, and assists developing countries in establishing effective universities.

Since its establishment, DAAD has supported more than 2.0 million academics both from Germany and abroad.

The DAAD funding programmes provide scholarships which help finance a semester abroad, doctoral programmes and internships, guest lectureships, visits to information events, and even the establishment of new universities abroad.

The DAAD's budget is provided by various ministries, primarily the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Union and a number of organisations and foreign governments.


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